The Mindful Discipline Email Course
Do you sometimes feel like:
- You’re totally overwhelmed by your child’s behavior?
- You no longer know what to do to get your child to listen and act appropriately?
- You’re tired of the back talk and disrespect
- You no longer know what to do to discipline your child?
- You’re tired of repeating the same thing over and over again
- You don’t want to go on yelling at your kids to get the behavior you want
You are not alone. Discipline is one of the issues most parents struggle with. If you are like most parents, you want to:
- Build a positive relationship with your child
- Parent more intentionally
- Reduce your stress levels
- Stop or reduce how frequently you yell
The Mindful Discipline Email course can help you achieve your objectives.
What you must understand is that “bad behavior” is not synonymous with “bad kids.” It is often a sign that you and your child are not on the same wavelength.
The good news is that it is possible to modify your child’s behavior. The bad news is that like most things in life, getting the behavior you want will take time, investment and sacrifices.
The Mindful Discipline Email Course is based on proven scientific research about child discipline. It weaves research and practical advice to propose practical tools and resources you can put to use immediately.
This Email course will help you:
- Understand the reasons behind the failure of your discipline approach
- Identify an effective discipline plan based on your values
- Understand and reflect on your parenting style
- Identify the characteristics of effective discipline strategies
- Identify the different effective discipline tools and understand how you can use them effectively
Parenting With Love And Logic
Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay is a book about tough love. It is a book that considers that children need love but also need to learn life’s lessons from the earliest age. The key idea behind Love and Logic is that children must be taught about consequences and accountability.
The main ideas
- Parents need to stop shielding their children and to start treating them as they will be treated in the real world.
- Children need to learn to deal with the consequences of their actions the soonest possible.
- You do more harm than good when you prevent your child from taking ownership for his or her actions.
- Being responsible for the consequences of their actions prepares your child for real life.
Here’s a more in-depth review
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Written by a neuropsychiatrist (Daniel J. Siegel) and a parenting expert (Tina Payne Bryson), The Whole-Brain Child explains why young children act the way they do and why they can appear to be out of control. The book proposes “twelve revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind, survive everyday parenting struggles, and help your family thrive”.
Although far from “revolutionary”, The Whole-Brain Child proposes useful tools based on neuroscience to deal with everyday parenting.Siegel and Bryson’s book revolves around the idea that children’s experiences – and traumatizing events in particular – should not be overlooked but, rather, should be addressed using age-appropriate strategies. The book focuses on helping parents understand how children deal with their emotions in different situations.
It comes with helpful suggestions for how parents might respond to everyday parenting situations. Here’s a more in-depth review
Jane Nelsen’s positive discipline is a classical parenting book that has received much interest the world over. The book views parenting as a democratic affair in which mutual respect reigns.Positive discipline is against punitive discipline and its negative long-term effects ( resentment, rebellion, aggressiveness, revenge or retreat). The key principles of the book are:
- To discipline effectively, you must first understand the reasons and beliefs underlying misbehavior.
- Spending a few minutes each day separately with each of your children helps make them feel special and had an impact on their behavior. Nielsen proposes that when tucking children into bed, ask them to tell you about their “saddest” and “happiest” moment during the day, then share the same information about your day.
- According to this book, misbehavior presents an opportunity for learning as it encourages children to actively participate in coming up with a solution.
- The book also advocates positive time-outs or what others have referred to as “time-ins.”
For more about the positive discipline approach, read this post